Hipcamp host Lucinda N.
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Exclusive back-to-basics get-away in the heart of Vermont is all yours here. A gorgeous, private swimming hole and a sandy, sunny beach are just a few steps away from your tent door: swim, fish, paddle, sun and siesta. Listen for the call of a horse or hawk.  Situated in the Scenic Mad River Valley Byway (between Waitsfield and Stowe / Waterbury), there are too many adventur

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Exclusive back-to-basics get-away in the heart of Vermont is all yours here. A gorgeous, private swimming hole and a sandy, sunny beach are just a few steps away from your tent door: swim, fish, paddle, sun and siesta. Listen for the call of a horse or hawk.  Situated in the Scenic Mad River Valley Byway (between Waitsfield and Stowe / Waterbury), there are too many adventures to choose from! Visit, play and relax at Sugarbush Resort, Bolton Valley Resort, Waterbury Train Station, Ben & Jerry's Factory, Red Hen Bakery, Alchemist Brewery (among others) and many more. We even have a 250-yard golf driving range with decent height at the end - just around the corner. Meanwhile, back at the campsite, enjoy a slow-paced, relaxing time with a leisurely forest trail that leaves directly from the site, an on-demand hot water shower, a 20" Weber charcoal kettle grill, a main 'gathering' tent with table and chairs and 3 cots, a clean and comfortable outhouse and yard games such as mini corn hole, frisbee and old fashioned horse shoes. We also have 5 River Run tubes (with cupholders, handles and hooks) for rent: please inquire about the rate, details and tubing route. This is Forest/Beach/OpenMeadow/River private camping at its best. We have plenty of dry, level, open space in the main campsite area for at least 4  tents, with additional level comfortable ground in the adjacent meadow. Do you have a larger group or an event?  The adjacent, open, mowed field can situate a variety of tents and parking, so we can usually accommodate.  Just ask! We also offer horsemanship and riding lessons ($35/30 minutes or $65/hour). Visit our website: Horses and Pathfinders - we'd love to hear from you.

Campsite area
Bring your own
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Lucinda a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Equine-Guided Education

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Activities

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Boating

Great launch for TUBING the Winooski River to Waterbury, about a 3-hour drift. We rent tubes $10/tube/day + $10 refundable depo...Read more

Fishing

We can't claim that we've "caught the biggest fish" here, but many fly fishing anglers like to cast at the confluence of the ri...Read more

Hiking

Straight off from the site there is a trail to follow, that pops out on a quiet dirt road but then goes back into a class 4 roa...Read more

Horseback riding

We offer Horsemanship and Riding lessons in a non-pressure, connected style using Equine Guided Education. $35/30 minutes (up ...Read more

Paddling

We have one lightweight kayak and paddle for rent: $10 per day with a $50 refundable deposit or credit card number in case it g...Read more

Swimming

Swimming doesn't get better than this! This private, secluded swimming hole is very deep and cold in some spots. There is a cle...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Just 10 or so yards upriver from the swimming hole and from the campsite (on the Mad River), is a rapid that kayak paddlers com...Read more

Wildlife watching

On one side, the campground looks out onto a beautiful large meadow - we frequently have wild turkey, Canada geese, fox, deer, ...Read more

Biking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Tenting, Fishing, Swimming Utopia@ in Vermont.

Beach

We have a short path out to a clean, smooth, sandy, private and sunny riverside beach. You'll feel transported! Great sand to ...Read more

Forest

The secluded campground is tucked in a woodsy corner of our property - one side of the camp ground is a woodsy, tall bank - wit...Read more

Field

To access the campground by SUV or truck, you will drive across a field,, through a gate, and then out onto a beautiful meadow ...Read more

River, stream, or creek

The campground is tucked in a corner of our land, that is situated just at the end of the beautiful Mad River. From there, the ...Read more

Swimming hole

Private paradise!

Farm

Horses, barns and beautiful fields

Ranch

Our property is home to Horses & Pathfinders Equine Guided Education - for Leadership & Team development (www.horsesandpathfind...Read more

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Hipcamper Dani
Dani S.
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July 28th, 2019

Staying at Lucinda’s place was better than we hoped for- the space was private, with everything we needed, and more. The river is incredible, and there are many additions to make it a very fun and comfortable experience. One of the nicest camping experiences I’ve had!

Hipcamper Lucinda
Response from Lucinda, the Host, on August 14th, 2019

Thank you Dani! So happy you had a nice time and hope to see you again.

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Hipcamper Michael

Unbelievable!

Michael W.
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July 14th, 2019

I have to say I’ve had some memorable camping experiences but Lucinda’s site was one of my favourites ever! It’s exactly what you would want - beautiful camping site in the trees, fully stocked with everything from fire pit and benches to a fully enclosed master tent with kitchen table, charcoal grills, shower with hot water, composting toilet, beautiful view, completely private, swimming beach and huge boulders to suntan on! Oh and the first night we had our own light show of fireflies, which was absolutely beautiful.

Lucinda was very kind and accommodating, and showed us in even though we arrived a little bit later than expected. My only hesitation about leaving too much of a glowing review is letting the secret of this gem out ;) Honestly, you will not be disappointed!

Hipcamper Lucinda
Response from Lucinda, the Host, on July 18th, 2019

Awesome -- I'm so glad you had a peaceful, private, comfortable time. Thank you for coming and looking forward to seeing you again! -Lucinda

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Hipcamper Michael

Another perfect trip to vermont

Michael W.
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August 4th, 2019

Second time going to camp at Horses and Pathfinders, and flawless again! As I described in my last review, this place is a lil slice of heaven, everything that you could possibly want out of a camping experience!

Hipcamper Lucinda
Response from Lucinda, the Host, on August 14th, 2019

You are always very welcome Michael - and I truly enjoy all of your friends as well!

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Hipcamper Pete
Pete C.
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September 9th, 2019

Lucinda's property is absolutely amazing. So much better than I anticipated. The campsite is nestled in a nice wooded area with a beautiful beach/river/swimming hole on one side and wide open field on the other. There is also a communal tent to hangout in, lawn chairs, fire pit, and all the camping essentials you may need. Lucinda was great as well. Super friendly and introduced me to her horses.

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Hipcamper Kate
Kate K.
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June 5th, 2020

This campground was just perfect! It was my first time using hipcamp and definitely won’t be my last. Lucinda was an awesome host and very accessible throughout my trip. Even though the camp site was on her property it still felt very secluded. I loved that it was right on the water, I felt like I had my own little river oasis! The amenities were great and I wish I could take all my showers outdoors (the water stays hot!) I highly recommend Lucinda’s site, fantastic stay. :)

Perfect-sized campground. Loved the firepit! Beautiful sunset over the water. The water right in your backyard!
Hipcamper Lucinda
Response from Lucinda, the Host, on June 8th, 2020

Thank you so much for the glowing review Kate! Most importantly I am very happy you had a nice stay. We'd love to have you back anytime. And I agree --hot outdoor showers are the best! :-)

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Hipcamper Jaye

Sweet river & impeccable campsite

Jaye D.
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July 20th, 2020

My two kids and I adored our stay here. We have done some camping together elsewhere, but this place really hit all the criteria for making camping with kids pleasurable. The kitchen sink and outhouse are situated perfectly and make life feel very comfy. The “living room” tent, as we called it, was a great addition to our site. The creek was the biggest draw, and we spent most of our time in it. It’s a short walk from the campsite and I could even cook breakfast while watching my kids splash about in waist high water. The water was beautiful with many cool jumping off spots. We didn’t tube this year, but Lucinda offers it and it seems like it would be great fun. We loved The Village Market for ice and grocery/food choices- it was a 9 minute drive.
We also did two days of somatic horse experiences with Lucinda, and her lead mare Abby, & my daughter is still talking about it. It was a deeply impactful experience for us both and we would come back for a Horse camp in the future if possible. Overall, a very sweet, peaceful and easy stay. Thank you Lucinda!

Hipcamper Lucinda
Response from Lucinda, the Host, on August 13th, 2020

Thank you so much for this amazing review Jaye! We loved having you three as guests and campers here, and truly hope to see you return for a vacation or retreat next summer too. And yes - bring other tribes with you, we'd love to host more homeschoolers for lots of interactive and learning activities with the horses and Nature!

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Hipcamper Matt
Matt F.
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September 14th, 2020

Amazing property, even nicer than the pictures and descriptions. We came with friends and their kids and the kids did a guided horse lesson with Lucinda which they loved.

Hipcamper Ismaël
Ismaël P.
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July 29th, 2019

Thank you Lucinda for making this exceptional piece of land and river available to us.

Hipcamper Lucinda
Response from Lucinda, the Host, on August 14th, 2019

You are welcome Ismael... I love your sense of adventure with tubing the river on a perfect day. Hope to see you again!

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Hipcamper Lydia

Private river views!

Lydia B.
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August 11th, 2019

Gorgeous site. Very private & tons of amenities (oh man, hot shower!).

Loved the river view & had some good dips. Not a bad drive to Stowe & Waterbury Center with lots to do and see.

Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Lucinda
Response from Lucinda, the Host, on August 14th, 2019

So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, thank you Lydia! Hope you’re able to come back again when you’re in our neck of the woods and relax on this bend of the river.

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Property
Horses & Pathfinders
State
Vermont
Country
United States
$59/night
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